John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Hancock & Kelley – The Republicans thinking about running against Trump

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts discuss which Republicans are thinking of running against President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. They will also discuss the impact that a major league soccer team will have on St. Louis.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The debate over guns and mass shootings

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political analysts discuss the debate over guns after two mass shootings. They also discuss what, if any, message the long sentence for former County Executive Steve Stenger sends to other politicians.

  • Hancock and Kelley – Political correctness and the impact on the 2020 election

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelly, the FOX 2 political insiders discuss the impeachment vote against President Trump, as well as the ongoing fights inside the Democratic Party. They will also discuss how political correctness is going to have an impact on the 2020 election.

  • Hancock and Kelley – The controversy surrounding president Donald Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political analysts will discuss the latest controversy surrounding president Donald Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan. They will also discuss the infighting in the Democratic Party between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Deconstructing the Democratic debates

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelly, the FOX 2 political analyst will discuss the recent Democratic debates. They will also discuss President Trump’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Issues surrounding the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, former St. Louis city mayoral candidate and publisher Antonio French joins the show. The political insiders will discuss President Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy. They will also discuss issues surrounding the St. Louis circuit attorneys office.

  • Hancock and Kelley: The lasting impact the Blues’ Stanley Cup victory

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders will discuss President Trump’s comments about handing over “opposition research” provided by a foreign government to the FBI. They will also talk about that lasting impact the Blues’ Stanley Cup victory will have on our city for years to come.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Pelosi’s balancing act during calls for Trump’s impeachment

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders will discuss the arrest made in a 25-year-old murder case in St. Louis. They will also discuss the balancing act that house speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing with the calls for the impeachment of President Trump.

  • Hancock & Kelley – New abortion proposals in Missouri and Illinois

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts discuss new abortion proposals in Missouri and Illinois. They also examine president Donald Trump’s proposal to add tariffs on Mexico’s products.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Coming together after natural disasters

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts discuss how natural disasters and sports victories can bring communities together economically and politically. They will also discuss the Republican mega-donor asking the governor to veto Missouri’s new abortion bill.

  • Blues’ unbelievable run playing out like a Hollywood script

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louisans are still on cloud nine after the Blues’ dramatic victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Many people have said that this season is playing out like a Hollywood script. You may have seen John Brown’s viral post from Tuesday night about what that script would look like. Here is a look at this most unlikely story, that may be even too bizarre for Hollywood fairy tales. This is what John Brown posted […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Will abortion restrictions alienate 2020 voters?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders will discuss abortion restrictions passed in many states, including Missouri. Are lawmakers risking going too far and alienating voters ahead of the 2020 elections? Plus, they will discuss the “sudden” Republican majority on the St. Louis County Council.

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